Bernard Avishai is Adjunct Professor of Business at the Hebrew University, and Visiting Professor of Government at Dartmouth College. His new book, Promiscuous: Portnoy’s Complaint and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness, was just published.  He is the author of The Hebrew Republic and The Tragedy of Zionism, and contributes regularly to Harper's and The Nation.

Syria Speech

Short of taking down Assad's regime, the only serious U.S. strategy is diplomacy. Once the smoke clears from the 'limited attack' we're about to have, this will be what Obama and Kerry are left with.